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Save The Date : 24 – 26 June 2022

Paris Outreach Youth Weekend

Famine in Madagascar

As some of you will have heard, the famine in the South of the country is getting worse. In Malagasy they have a special word, kéré, for this type of severe famine which destroys the land and life. Some of the NGOs who are still in the country have started to act, see https://insight.wfp.org/madagascar-drought-and-covid-19-push-1-5-million-to-the-brink-9968c776fa99

This week we had a call with Bishop Todd and Assistant Bishop Sami who have put together a plan in the Diocese of Toliara to help the villages where they are struggling to survive. We got direct news from the economic director of the Diocese, Ialy, who lost his cousin and her family this past week.


Bishop Sami told me that the main river in the south has now dried up completely so they have to bring water from 400 km away. The diocese has a plan to send rice and beans to the villages, for which they have initial funds, but if anyone would like to help we can send funds via St Mark’s cultural association or you can of course help via the other organisations like UNICEF and the WFP). If you want to give via St Mark’s please contact the church treasurer Ian Wray.


Following the announcement by the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on 14th March, public services at St Mark’s and St Paul’s buildings were discontinued. We have been holding online services by Zoom since Sunday 22nd March. Download the Zoom app or dial in: the numbers are given on the events page and home page. If you need assistance, please contact the church office (see email link on home page)Limited physical meetings at St Mark’s and St Paul’s began from 28th June and 5th July respectively.

Link between St Mark’s and the church in Morondava, Madagascar

March 8th and 12th of March 2020 Rev. Dale Hanson, of St Mark’s Versailles and Rev Lova of the parish of All Saints church, Morondava in Madagascar signed the link agreement below.

This document sets out our intention to communicate with and pray for each other’s churches.

Electoral roll/church association membership

 St Mark’s AGM will be on April 14th this year (2019) and in order to vote or stand for the church council, you should be on the electoral roll. Please ask Maggie Simmons for an application form, or pick one up from church if you want to join the electoral roll.

St Mark’s Versailles

Welcome to St Mark’s Versailles. We are an International Church to the west of Paris, made up of a lively mix of people of many nationalities and ages. We look forward to meeting you, whether you are just passing by or plan to stay a bit longer! We too are made up of people passing through, and people who have been here a long time.

Bienvenue à l’église St Mark de Versailles. Nous sommes une communauté internationale à l’ouest de Paris, composée de personnes dynamiques, de plusieurs nationalités et âges. Nous serions très heureux de vous accueillir si vous passez par Versailles ou si vous restez plus longtemps, puisque que notre communauté comprend aussi bien les personnes qui sont là depuis 30 ans, 3 ans ou 3 semaines